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Belkin F5D8231UK4 300Mbps N1 Wireless Cable Router £32.99 @ OcUK
Belkin F5D8231UK4 300Mbps N1 Wireless Cable Router £32.99 @ OcUK

Belkin F5D8231UK4 300Mbps N1 Wireless Cable Router £32.99 @ OcUK

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N1 Wireless Networking Based on the 802.11n draft, N1 Wireless enables multiple receivers and transmitters to send and receive data through the air, using Intelligent MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) spatial multiplexing techniques . The smart-antenna technology builds upon the widely deployed 802.11g standard by greatly increasing speed, range and faster speeds up to 300Mbps. Providing greater range and faster speeds, N1 Wireless offers a quick and efficient way for people to distribute video, music, photos, and files among the networked computers in their home. The built-in Network Status Display shows the status of your network. The icons represent each component of your network and show you whether or not each device is working properly.

- Allows you to share your internet connection even when the main PC is turned off
- Speeds of up to 300Mbps
- Complies with Draft 802.11n specification
- Works with existing wireless network devices (802.11g & b)
- Includes 4-port 10/100 (Fast Ethernet) network switch
- Glossy black casing

~seems like a very good bargain for me!~

Delivery from £4.98
- _dyson_

42 Comments

grrr why are all the hot offers on cable routers lol

HOT

Just do what I do:

Have an old DG834gt ex Sky router that has a broadcom in it for my Be ADSL2+ line.
Turned it's wireless off because it's borked.
Hook it up to a cable router (in my case I have a USR5462) and turn off the DHCP on the cable router.

Voila, you now have your 'modem' and router. My USR cost me £30 at the time I bought it 6 years ago and the netgear cost me £13. So for £43 I got a set of decent routers that do the job and if I want to upgrade I simply replace one or the other or both.

please include delivery cost in the title :thumbsup:

huggychair;7733815

please include delivery cost in the title :thumbsup:



DPD Next Day Parcel £8.25
DPD Next Day Parcel Before 12 £14.00
DPD Next Day Parcel Saturday £14.50
DPD Next Day Parcel Before 10 £18.00

Special Delivery £11.95

Collect from our shop £0.00
Collections can be made from our Stoke-on-Trent shop during usual opening hours (Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm). You will receive an email to confirm your order is ready for collection.


Good price - ridiculous delivery charges!

alex3410;7733680

grrr why are all the hot offers on cable routers lolHOT


If you want an ADSL modem in it its only £7 more expensive!
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master123;7733901

DPD Next Day Parcel £8.25 DPD Next Day Parcel Before 12 £14.00 DPD Next D … DPD Next Day Parcel £8.25 DPD Next Day Parcel Before 12 £14.00 DPD Next Day Parcel Saturday £14.50 DPD Next Day Parcel Before 10 £18.00 Special Delivery £11.95 Collect from our shop £0.00 Collections can be made from our Stoke-on-Trent shop during usual opening hours (Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm). You will receive an email to confirm your order is ready for collection.Good price - ridiculous delivery charges!



you missed out:
Royal Mail 2nd Class
£4.98
Royal Mail 1st Class
£6.16
Royal Mail Special Delivery
£8.95

so £4.98 standard then.. this should be in the title.

master123;7733901

Good price - ridiculous delivery charges!



Free delivery to forum members, with over 250 posts.

Glix;7733803

Just do what I do:Have an old DG834gt ex Sky router that has a broadcom … Just do what I do:Have an old DG834gt ex Sky router that has a broadcom in it for my Be ADSL2+ line.Turned it's wireless off because it's borked.Hook it up to a cable router (in my case I have a USR5462) and turn off the DHCP on the cable router.Voila, you now have your 'modem' and router. My USR cost me £30 at the time I bought it 6 years ago and the netgear cost me £13. So for £43 I got a set of decent routers that do the job and if I want to upgrade I simply replace one or the other or both.



You want to get out more:p

It's easy to get free delivery via the OcUK forum.

Glix;7733803

Just do what I do:Have an old DG834gt ex Sky router that has a broadcom … Just do what I do:Have an old DG834gt ex Sky router that has a broadcom in it for my Be ADSL2+ line.Turned it's wireless off because it's borked.Hook it up to a cable router (in my case I have a USR5462) and turn off the DHCP on the cable router.Voila, you now have your 'modem' and router. My USR cost me £30 at the time I bought it 6 years ago and the netgear cost me £13. So for £43 I got a set of decent routers that do the job and if I want to upgrade I simply replace one or the other or both.



I was considering doing the same actually, I've got the same Netgear from an old Sky contract> Any idea if the modem in the adsl version of this is as good as that one? (will use it on O2)
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thanks for link but its £45 with P&P will keep eye out for cheaper

and current one is making high pitch noises so needs to be shut of at night so need a new one and prefer not to have two devices plugged in (but thanks it could be handy to know )

I can't find the £4.98 delivery.

I cant find the 4.98 delivery either??

alexhull24;7734407

It's easy to get free delivery via the OcUK forum.



How?

just get 250 posts

mooo! no gigabit ethernet... that's what i want on an n-router

Does anyone know if this is easy to set up for wired connection to a PS3?

Thanks

S :-)

Is this a proper 'n' router? I live in Stoke so could pick up

punkrjb;7736997

mooo! no gigabit ethernet... that's what i want on an n-router


Try this one: eclipsecomputers.com/pro…3ND

Am I the only one thinking "I want TP-Link for my bunghole". I'd hazard a guess > probably.

robrymonduk;7737151

Is this a proper 'n' router? I live in Stoke so could pick up


It's not original "Draft" N if that's what you mean. It is N draft standard 2.0

fishmaster;7737606

Am I the only one thinking "I want TP-Link for my bunghole". I'd hazard a … Am I the only one thinking "I want TP-Link for my bunghole". I'd hazard a guess > probably.


Not a big name, admittedly, but they get good reviews and appear to be at least as reliable as the big names. Also, substantially cheaper than any other Gigabit router that I've seen.

Don't get me wrong dose this work with the nintendo dsi?. If so how did you get this to work on the n network???????.

i have this router and it drops out beyond my house even to the garde, which is a mere 20ft from its location though and open patio door! i need to replace it any suggestions?

katya1971;7738763

i have this router and it drops out beyond my house even to the garde, … i have this router and it drops out beyond my house even to the garde, which is a mere 20ft from its location though and open patio door! i need to replace it any suggestions?


All routers have lower throughput the further you get away (even a mere 20ft). According to reviews, this router is among the best at retaining throughput over distance and so changing router is unlikely to help. You either have interference in the area which you need to resolve or you may get benefit by changing the antennae on the router.

Lowtrawler;7738860

All routers have lower throughput the further you get away (even a mere … All routers have lower throughput the further you get away (even a mere 20ft). According to reviews, this router is among the best at retaining throughput over distance and so changing router is unlikely to help. You either have interference in the area which you need to resolve or you may get benefit by changing the antennae on the router.



Hi, thanks for reply, i had a belkin g+ mimo router before and the signal outside was great, i upgraded due to having hd media player and ps3 xbox360 ect all connected, it works well with all hardware connected to it, but i have to use dongle in the garden at summer time which seems a joke, i called them up and they suggested to do the firmware update but this made no difference.

Im running out of ports on my current router what can i use to extend them?

AVOID THIS BUNCH OF COWBOYS [ocuk] you have been warned.

_dyson_;7733960

Free delivery to forum members, with over 250 posts.



Thats a long fence:whistling:

Used to own this router, it's not bad, but didn't interact well with xbox 360 at all. Tried opening all kinds of ports and tried wireless and wired, but always got dodgy connections - normally not at all.

Good price mind!

katya1971;7738893

Hi, thanks for reply, i had a belkin g+ mimo router before and the signal … Hi, thanks for reply, i had a belkin g+ mimo router before and the signal outside was great, i upgraded due to having hd media player and ps3 xbox360 ect all connected, it works well with all hardware connected to it, but i have to use dongle in the garden at summer time which seems a joke, i called them up and they suggested to do the firmware update but this made no difference.Im running out of ports on my current router what can i use to extend them?



More LAN ports? Just buy a simple switch and connect it to your router. You lose a port on each, of course.

Hartlepool;7738927

AVOID THIS BUNCH OF COWBOYS [ocuk] you have been warned.



Well i for one am very pleased with ALL my orders ive placed with them
I use their forums and support is second to none

I build all my computers through these guys, could probably do a little cheaper if shopped per part but thats a faff! Never had any issues, billing or delivery
The items are always with me the following day in excellent packaging!

Not sure what the problem is?!

acemodder;7736972

just get 250 posts



this is my 250th post - yippee

jobibear;7740975

this is my 250th post - yippee



Eh I may be wrong but I think the 250 posts applies to the Overclockers forums :oops:

I may be wrong and if I am then Yippee cos I got 356 posts on HUKD LOL :w00t:

is this dd-wrt compatable?

PLEASE guys heed my warning - to say that this is an utterly ***** router is an understatement. As an IT consultant I made the mistake of buying 8 of these for a client and all 8 of them eventually failed after 2-3 months. It's not even down to a 'bad batch' as I sourced 3 orders from 2 different companies. These routers get extremely warm very quickly and the wireless functionality WILL fail and drop out from anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour or so. I've spent many hours on the phone to Belkin about these routers and even had one of their guys confirm that this model has a known problem with regard to the wireless dropping out and that their usual recommendation of updating the firmware was pointless as it didn't solve the issue and put it down to a problem in manufacturing that Belkin are aware of. As Belkin stuff tends to come with a lifetime warranty I was advised to return the defective routers and wait for their new model which is due very soon. This model is now being sold of cheaply to oem's to clear stock and to be honest I'm annoyed at OCUK for deliberately doing this and not making customers aware of this widespread problem.

The Belkin or the TP-Link? :?

mumjit;7743788

PLEASE guys heed my warning - to say that this is an utterly ***** router … PLEASE guys heed my warning - to say that this is an utterly ***** router is an understatement. As an IT consultant I made the mistake of buying 8 of these for a client and all 8 of them eventually failed after 2-3 months. It's not even down to a 'bad batch' as I sourced 3 orders from 2 different companies. These routers get extremely warm very quickly and the wireless functionality WILL fail and drop out from anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour or so. I've spent many hours on the phone to Belkin about these routers and even had one of their guys confirm that this model has a known problem with regard to the wireless dropping out and that their usual recommendation of updating the firmware was pointless as it didn't solve the issue and put it down to a problem in manufacturing that Belkin are aware of. As Belkin stuff tends to come with a lifetime warranty I was advised to return the defective routers and wait for their new model which is due very soon. This model is now being sold of cheaply to oem's to clear stock and to be honest I'm annoyed at OCUK for deliberately doing this and not making customers aware of this widespread problem.



Thanks this is why i think i cannot connect to it when im futher away maybe it dropps out to often to connect? I have almost put up with this for a year now after changing it once at argos or another which also does the same thing, what my best course of action? return for a refund and wait for the new one? Do you know what model the new one is please?

turnma;7739687

More LAN ports? Just buy a simple switch and connect it to your router. … More LAN ports? Just buy a simple switch and connect it to your router. You lose a port on each, of course.



Thanks, sorry im a bit shady on networking ect.

Thanks for the advice, think I'll steer clear of this!

Just returning mine to OC now. My xbox showed a strict NAT when using this router and the best way to get around it was to put the Xbox on the DMZ setting. Only problem was my etrayz needs the DMZ for outside access and the port forwarding didn't work for the Xbox. If you don't mind having the Xbox/PS3 on DMZ then get this router, easy to setup for O2 customers but to be truthful the signal strength wasn't better than my old Netgear (sky router).
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